Dr. Shamsuddin

Dr. Shamsuddin MD, PhD is Professor of Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and President of IP-6 Research, Inc., in Baltimore. In 1971 he was a final-year medical student at Dhaka Medical College, University of Dhaka who had already passed the qualifying ECFMG exam to come to USA for post-graduate training. Deeply moved by the Pakistani genocide - an estimated 3 million innocent civilians killed, 400,000 women raped in Bangladesh and 10 million displaced, he instead volunteered to join the Resistance Freedom Fighters as their medical officer. Following liberation of Bangladesh, he came to USA in 1972 where he did Internship and Residency training in pathology simultaneously pursuing graduate studies to earn Ph.D. in cancer research. He was certified by the American Board of Pathology in 1977. In 1980, he received Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland for his work on colon cancer. He joined the faculty of the University of Maryland as an Instructor in 1977, and rose through the ranks of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor with tenure to become a full Professor in 1988. For his excellence in teaching he received the Best Teacher award from the medical students many times, including the coveted "Golden Apple Award" by the American Medical Students' Association in 1999. Professor Shamsuddin had invented a simple inexpensive test for mass screening of cancer of the breast, colon, lungs etc. He is also the pioneer scientist to demonstrate the anti-cancer function of IP-6 and Inositol (www.ip-6.net), simple sugar molecules abundantly found in rice, corn etc. Professor Shamsuddin had published numerous scientific papers and contributed many book-chapters; his other three books are on cancer and IP-6 & Inositol. He is the founding Director of Komolpur Janakallyan Trust, non-profit organization to provide health-care and economic empowerment in rural Bangladesh.